Photo Friday: A Night on The Town

2 month old E dines out
2 month old E dines out

This picture was taken at a very fancy restaurant in New York's Columbus Circle shopping center (The restaurant is now gone). We played our usual trick of putting baby E to sleep in his car carrier before we arrived, and then parking him under the table where no other diners (or staff!) would notice.

This was the rare occasion where he didn't cooperate - waking up midway through the Entree. Luckily he was fascinated by the overhead lights and the reflections on the glassware and barely peeped during the rest of the meal. We were a bit embarrassed, but but surprised that both the other diners and the staff fawned over us instead of shooting us nasty looks - I'm so glad that we headed out for that meal instead of sulking in our hotel room with a sleeping newborn.

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  1. maria on October 9, 2009 at 1:28 a.m.

    Our son was three months old the first time he slept in his car carrier under the table on our first meal out after he was born. I am pleased to hear it wasn't just me!

  2. kerry dexter on October 9, 2009 at 2:55 a.m.

    I'm glad you headed out too, and that people were kind to you. Nice shot, nice memory. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. Cate on October 9, 2009 at 7:01 a.m.

    OMG I'm one of those frowners and I'm ashamed making parents like you feel bad. You have every right to go out and eat a meal that doesn't come wrapped in paper or served with plastic cutlery.
    Your story has made me review my habits.

  4. Sarah V. on October 9, 2009 at 7:50 a.m.

    I remember those meals when we could take our daughter to restaurants and she'd sleep the entire time.

    Now that she's two, it's a little different!

    Great photo!

  5. Marina K. Villatoro on October 9, 2009 at 10:03 a.m.

    Hi! Just wanted to say my computer went a bit bonkers and did the link 3 TIMES:) I have no idea how to remove 2!

    Happy photo friday!

  6. WanderMom on October 9, 2009 at 11:26 a.m.

    My older son spent a LOT of time asleep in his carrier under tables during his first few months.

  7. katrina on October 14, 2009 at 4 a.m.

    I wouldn't want to wake up under a table EWWWW